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Comic 77: Banned From Game Awards (+ Escaped)

So... I started working on this weeks ago and was also gonna upload it then, but due to schoolwork I wasn't able to finish it until now.
Anyway, earlier this month Kojima wasn't allowed to go to the Game Awards... because Konami wouldn't let him. Still on "vacation" after all...
And now (some weeks after I started working on this comic) he's officially free and started his own company! (so I rushed out a new panel to represent this) (Though, he's still not allowed to talk about just exactly what went down between him and Konami, apparently...)

So with that, I wish Kojima luck on his new project, and in the words of Jim Sterling, #FucKonami.


by lirvilas at 23rd Dec 2015, 1:17 AM

What's wrong with making pachinko games?

How else is the yakuza supposed to launder money?

by MadJak91 at 23rd Dec 2015, 1:31 AM

No need to ruin Castlevania because of money laundry :Y

by Zanreo at 23rd Dec 2015, 1:38 AM

Well, considering all the suspicious stuff that has been going on lately, I might not be too surprised if it turned out yakuza was actually involved, haha (whoo, conspiracies!)

by ProfEtheric at 23rd Dec 2015, 1:31 AM

Clueless Konami!

Seriously, I want to know what happened...

(And I used to love Konami - back in the 90s)

by Zanreo at 23rd Dec 2015, 1:40 AM

Yeah, me too... I was looking forwards to possibly hearing the whole story from Kojima himself now...

And yeah... they sure have changed for the worse lately. Only thing they still seem to have going for them are the rhythm games... which are Japan-exclusive arcade games so no use for me.

by MadJak91 at 23rd Dec 2015, 1:33 AM

I laughed when I read how quickly that """""vacation""""" turned into a much better deal.
Sony knows what is up. They do not need to name it Silent Hill or MGS to have the same series pretty much. Grab the talent as soon as possible.
Kojima did what we all expected him to do. Good :D

I suspect they are going to regret it one day...

by Zanreo at 23rd Dec 2015, 1:42 AM

Kojima sure is putting that vacation time to good use...
I'm just glad he's free. Looking at that video he sure looked like he'd been through some shit...

by junoro at 23rd Dec 2015, 6:33 AM

Ooooh, I just noticed the Konami code on her outfit! If only Konami could just use that code to become a better company...

by Zanreo at 24th Dec 2015, 3:40 PM

Yeah, who knows just what that code could do...

by Cubase at 24th Dec 2015, 11:41 PM

It's done lots of stuff over the years. The original use was to start with all powerups in the notoriously difficult Gradius for FDS/NES. One of the programmers for the home port, Kazuhisa Hashimoto, found it too hard to test properly, so he put in the code. For some reason, it was left in the released version, and a meme was born. (As an aside, Select and Start are not part of the code itself. Start just starts the game, while Contra's select-start was to opt for 2-player mode.)

by Zanreo at 25th Dec 2015, 7:51 AM

Yep, I'm aware :D It's used in a lot of games, for easter eggs and similar...

by NeilKapit at 23rd Dec 2015, 8:00 AM

" But you're happy now, aren't you? Changing your lies to suit the listener, and getting by on slipping through the cracks. Building layer upon layer of convenient stories until nothing means anything to you anymore... You're happy all the time, because you don't even notice you're doing it. Think hard. Who are you, really? You're not a victim, and you're not the silent majority. You're a perpetrator, and a petty hypocrite. The real world doesn't make you suffer; it's the other way around!"

by Zanreo at 24th Dec 2015, 3:51 PM

That sure is an appropiate quote for this whole situation, yes...

by melaredblu at 25th Dec 2015, 7:13 AM

I barely know what this is about, but I love the weary expression on his face.

by Zanreo at 26th Dec 2015, 10:28 AM

It's about this: and also about Kojima starting a new game studio earlier this month

And thanks!

by midnightclubx at 3rd Jan 2016, 7:16 AM

Who needs Kojima when you have Erotic Violence? :D

I'm hoping Kojima is gonna make a Zone of the Enders spiritual successor, or something like Snatcher (though I've never played the latter). I'm gonna say that whatever KojiPro makes, it's gonna be funded via Kickstarter, just in time for E3 2016, I'm afraid. ^^;

by Zanreo at 3rd Jan 2016, 7:32 AM

Yeah, whatever he makes it's gonna be interesting to see :D

by Therazan at 29th Feb 2016, 4:32 PM

Which make the question about Bloodstained in the previous page even more painful. XD

by Zanreo at 29th Feb 2016, 4:38 PM

...Yeah, I didn't even consider that at the time... x3

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